The Resource A crisis of truth : literature and law in Ricardian England, Richard Firth Green

A crisis of truth : literature and law in Ricardian England, Richard Firth Green

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A crisis of truth : literature and law in Ricardian England
Title
A crisis of truth
Title remainder
literature and law in Ricardian England
Statement of responsibility
Richard Firth Green
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In the late fourteenth century, the complex Middle English word trouthe, which had earlier meant something like "integrity" or "dependability," began to take on its modern sense of "conformity to fact." At the same time, the meaning of its antonym, tresoun, began to move from "personal betrayal" to "a crime against the state." In A Crisis of Truth, Richard Firth Green contends that these alterations in meaning were closely linked to a growing emphasis on the written over the spoken and to the simultaneous reshaping of legal thought and practice
  • Green's study presents law and literature as two parallel discourses which have, at times, converged and influenced each other. Ranging deeply and widely over a huge body of legal and literary materials, from Anglo-Saxon England to twentieth-century Africa, it will provide a rich source of information for literary, legal, and historical scholars
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1943-
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Green, Richard Firth
Index
index present
LC call number
PR275.L35
LC item number
G74 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Law and literature
  • Law, Medieval, in literature
  • Truth in literature
  • Law
  • Moedertaal
  • Middelengels
  • Bureaucratie
  • Recht
  • Literatur
  • Recht
  • Geschichte 1370-1400
  • Rechtssprache
  • English literature
  • Law
  • Law and literature
  • Law, Medieval, in literature
  • Truth in literature
  • Great Britain
  • Mittelenglisch
  • England
  • Great Britain
Label
A crisis of truth : literature and law in Ricardian England, Richard Firth Green
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-473) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Judicial Trothplight
  • 3.
  • The Folklaw.
  • Aspects of Folklaw Jurisprudence.
  • The Judicial Oath.
  • Forms of Folklaw Proof.
  • Equivocal Oaths
  • 4.
  • The King's Law.
  • Criminal Law.
  • 1.
  • Private Law.
  • Legal Instruments.
  • The Shift to Written Contract
  • 5.
  • Folvilles' Law.
  • Rival Modes of Dispute Settlement.
  • Outsiders' Law.
  • The Peasants' Revolt
  • 6.
  • Truth and Treason.
  • From Troth to Truth.
  • Concepts of Treason.
  • Treason in 1397.
  • The Nature of Kingship.
  • The Sources of Law
  • 7.
  • Charter and Wed.
  • Writing as Talisman.
  • The Authority of Writing.
  • Writings and Tokens.
  • Lollardy and Literacy
  • Ricardian Truth: A Semantic History.
  • An Ethnography of Ricardian Truth
  • 2.
  • Trothplight.
  • Trothplight as a Legal Institution.
  • The Machinery of Trothplight.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 496 pages
Isbn
9780812234633
Lccn
98034383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39498769
  • (OCoLC)ocm39498769
Label
A crisis of truth : literature and law in Ricardian England, Richard Firth Green
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [433]-473) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Judicial Trothplight
  • 3.
  • The Folklaw.
  • Aspects of Folklaw Jurisprudence.
  • The Judicial Oath.
  • Forms of Folklaw Proof.
  • Equivocal Oaths
  • 4.
  • The King's Law.
  • Criminal Law.
  • 1.
  • Private Law.
  • Legal Instruments.
  • The Shift to Written Contract
  • 5.
  • Folvilles' Law.
  • Rival Modes of Dispute Settlement.
  • Outsiders' Law.
  • The Peasants' Revolt
  • 6.
  • Truth and Treason.
  • From Troth to Truth.
  • Concepts of Treason.
  • Treason in 1397.
  • The Nature of Kingship.
  • The Sources of Law
  • 7.
  • Charter and Wed.
  • Writing as Talisman.
  • The Authority of Writing.
  • Writings and Tokens.
  • Lollardy and Literacy
  • Ricardian Truth: A Semantic History.
  • An Ethnography of Ricardian Truth
  • 2.
  • Trothplight.
  • Trothplight as a Legal Institution.
  • The Machinery of Trothplight.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 496 pages
Isbn
9780812234633
Lccn
98034383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39498769
  • (OCoLC)ocm39498769

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